Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

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Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Post by NotoriousREV » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:51 pm

GG. wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:11 pm
NotoriousREV wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Simon wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:22 pm
It would've made far more sense to call the faster one the 'S', like the Boxster, Cayman, 911, etc.
I suspect there’ll be an S and a non-S too.
They’ve also got the moniker GTS in the line up too. I wonder how many different versions of essentially the same thing they’ll make... we have a name so therefore we must have a model to fit it!
A name for every price point, I guess 😉
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Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Post by McSwede » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:41 pm

Brannen wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:20 pm
I just thought it was an odd choice for an electric car... :roll:
Hoover are as bad. They stick Turbo on any number of their vacuum cleaners.

GG has it correct. Taycan or Taycan S sounds much more correct.

Whoops. Edit to Rev not GG. Easy to confuse 😂

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Post by Simon » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:53 pm

McSwede wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:41 pm
Brannen wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:20 pm
I just thought it was an odd choice for an electric car... :roll:
Hoover are as bad. They stick Turbo on any number of their vacuum cleaners.

GG has it correct. Taycan or Taycan S sounds much more correct.

Whoops. Edit to Rev not GG. Easy to confuse 😂
Me actually. Edit again?
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Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Post by McSwede » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:56 pm

Simon wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:53 pm
McSwede wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:41 pm
Brannen wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:20 pm
I just thought it was an odd choice for an electric car... :roll:
Hoover are as bad. They stick Turbo on any number of their vacuum cleaners.

GG has it correct. Taycan or Taycan S sounds much more correct.

Whoops. Edit to Rev not GG. Easy to confuse 😂
Me actually. Edit again?
Who said that.

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Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Post by Beany » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:43 am

Interestingly, Tesla have said the Model S is going to the 'Ring. And this was spotted there yesterday.



Yes, that is a non-standard spoiler and (non-standard?) PS Cup2s.

Given the Model Ss history on track (not great) it'll be interesting to see what they're trying to achieve.

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Post by ZedLeg » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:47 am

Trust Elon Musk, he's an engineer :lol:
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Post by JLv3.0 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:05 am

Hey is that the Tesla Turbo Diesel Twin Cam?

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Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Post by ZedLeg » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:15 am

JLv3.0 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:05 am
Hey is that the Tesla Turbo Diesel Twin Cam?
He called that configuration the Cummings because he thought it was hilarious when he was high.
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Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Post by Mito Man » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:21 am

Is that a gurney wing 😂

Will be interesting if it betters or comes very close to the Taycan’s time after every journalist said that the dated Tesla chassis doesn’t hold a grain of salt against it.
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Post by Beany » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:38 am

How long does a Model S last at full chat these days? Were there not track features where it was managing a couple of laps then going into reduced power mode?

Have they really managed to improve the battery management to improve it beyond that enough for hard 'Ring laps?

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Post by Simon » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:00 pm

If the Model S driver doesn't beat the Taken, will Musk call him a Paedo?
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Post by Jobbo » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:29 pm

Simon wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:00 pm
If the Model S driver doesn't beat the Taken, will Musk call him a Paedo?
Was that autocorrect? Have you tried Macan?

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Post by JLv3.0 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:29 pm

I'd imagine it was on purpose for lolz.

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Post by RobYob » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:49 pm

Beany wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:38 am
How long does a Model S last at full chat these days? Were there not track features where it was managing a couple of laps then going into reduced power mode?

Have they really managed to improve the battery management to improve it beyond that enough for hard 'Ring laps?
It's the cooling capacity of the Tesla, it's small, it's (IMHO) clever and it's fine for living life a quarter mile at a time. It ain't up to track loads.

So would be interesting to know what's under the skin of the N'Ring Tesla to see what they've done about it.

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Post by Mito Man » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:05 pm

Wasn’t it only the first gen Model S which overheated on track? Then they added ludicrous mode which also needs specific parameters to work but people who are missing the point don’t realise it will still do 3 second launches non stop in its standard mode without overheating. Then they added the same batteries as the Model 3 which also manages to be driven on track without overheating doesn’t it.
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Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Post by GG. » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:08 pm

Jobbo wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:29 pm
Simon wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:00 pm
If the Model S driver doesn't beat the Taken, will Musk call him a Paedo?
Was that autocorrect? Have you tried Macan?
It does seem very unfortunate that they now have cars called the Macan and also the Taycan. Is the next one going to be the Praia da Luz?
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Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Post by Jobbo » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:09 pm

GG. wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Jobbo wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:29 pm
Simon wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:00 pm
If the Model S driver doesn't beat the Taken, will Musk call him a Paedo?
Was that autocorrect? Have you tried Macan?
It does seem very unfortunate that they now have cars called the Macan and also the Taycan. Is the next one going to be the Praia da Luz?
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Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Post by GG. » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:16 pm

:lol: clearly the S model actually means 'suspect'.
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Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Post by Jobbo » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:29 pm

Porsche Murat (allegedly).

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Re: Porsche Taycan first drive - Fully Charged

Post by RobYob » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:44 pm

Mito Man wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:05 pm
Wasn’t it only the first gen Model S which overheated on track? Then they added ludicrous mode which also needs specific parameters to work but people who are missing the point don’t realise it will still do 3 second launches non stop in its standard mode without overheating. Then they added the same batteries as the Model 3 which also manages to be driven on track without overheating doesn’t it.
Not sure, never seen anything (haven't looked tbh) to say Model S cooling changed. This video shows a Tesla 3 doing 31 launches in 28min, which is cool and impressive but that's nowhere near circuit loads.

Honestly I would love to see Tesla do a number on the Taycan at the 'Ring, it'd be a huge accomplishment and kick-off a proper EV-road record era. I suspect they may wait for the new Roadster though for a proper attempt.

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